About this course
Master of European Legal Studies is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with the Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes – spécialité Droit de l‘Union européenne.
Who is this Master for:
The programme is mainly intended for civil servants, EU officials, lawyers and other legal experts, as well as other professionals and graduates interested in European law.
- EU officials and agents;
- Civil servants at national administrations;
- Lawyers and other legal experts; as well as
- Other professionals and graduates interested in European law.
Note: No prior degree in law is required to participate in the programme.
Course methodology/ highlights:
The programme is based on a combination of a number of teaching methodologies:
- Students attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials using interactive education methods;
- A set of online learning tools, including audio-video tutorials, web-conference lectures, assignments, etc., are offered; and
- Students are invited to engage in guided distance learning.
Note: The courses are held in English and in French. The participants must be able to speak and write in one of these two languages (active knowledge) and read and understand the other language (passive knowledge).
Further practical details, as well as the brochure with the complete list of experts, application form, and the provisional calendar can be found on the MELS Section of our website.
What you will learn in this course
What you will learn in this Master programme:
The programme, developed with the reputable Centre Européen Universitaire (CEU), is designed to achieve two principal aims:
- to provide an initial background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration process; and
- to offer progressive and increasing specialisation in the vast field of European law, with a view to enabling students to deal with legal questions in a practical way.
By the end of the Master programme:
Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes – spécialité Droit de l’Union européenne delivered by the Université de Lorraine.
By the end of the course, you will be able to
- Efficiently implement the EU directives by establishing and managing a process of consultation and coordination with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders
- Convert contradictory political, legal and budgetary interests into practical and operational solutions
- Reduce the risks of getting involved in time-consuming infringement probes
The Master’s degree in European Legal Studies is a highly valuable instrument for graduating participants in the development of their respective professional careers. For example, graduates can use it as a stepping stone to enter international organisations, the European Commission or other institutions or agencies of the EU, while those already working as EU officials may use their degree to advance their career within the EU administration. The degree also allows those participants already working as lawyers to practise in the various areas of European law. Finally, the degree can also enable graduates to pursue a professional career within any of the wide range of national administrations as well as European associations and companies (consultancy firms, European federations, lobby groups, territorial representations in Brussels, etc.) involved in the various aspects and facets of the European integration process.
The Master programme will take place at:
EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
8 rue Nicolas Adames, 1114 Luxembourg
tel: +352 426 230 1
Fax: +352 426 237
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
Upon cancellation before 30 August 2019, a fee of €150 will be charged.
Upon cancellation before 20 September 2019, a fee of €500 will be charged.
Upon cancellation before 25 October 2019, 30% of the costs for the first course year will be refunded.
Cancellations received after 25 October 2019 will result in forfeiture of the tuition fee.
Discounts (EIPA members’ fee)
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Early bird discount
EIPA offers an early bird discount of 350 euro per academic year for a registration and payment before 17 June 2019.
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.
- Hotel Novotel Kirchberg****, at the rate of €165, tel.: +352 429848-1; booking page: accorhotels.com (Company ID: SC000002048 – Access Code: IN281LU654).
- Hotel Melia****, via melia.com (booking code: 01350007ZKC), via tel.: +352 27 33 32 06 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotel D’Coque*** via http://www.coque.lu/reservation-dhotel-en-ligne, tel.: +352 43 60 60 222
- Hotel Simoncini****, at the rate of €180, tel. : +352 22 28 44; e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hotelsimoncini.lu.
- Hotel Français***, at the rate of €140, tel.: +352 47 45 34; e-mail: email@example.com; hotelfrancais.lu (Reservation code: EIPA).
- Hotel Parc Plaza****, at the rate of €152 (Reservation code: EIPA0118). E-mail: https://www.goereshotels.com/parc-plaza-en
- Hotel Parc Bellevue***, at the rate of €108, (Reservation code: EIPA0118). E-mail: https://www.goereshotels.com/belle-vue-en; tel. +352 44 23 23 23 23; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.goereshotels.com
- Hotel Domus***, at the rate of between €120 and €155 tel. : +352 46 78 78 1; fax: +352 46 78 79; e-mail: email@example.com; www.domus.lu (Reservation code: EIPA).
- Youth Hostel Luxembourg, at a rate of 25,20€, tel.: +352 26 27 66 650; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; https://youthhostels.lu/en
Railway Station Area
- Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: email@example.com; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
- Hotel Légère Premium****, at the rate of €160, tel.: +352 49 00 06/507/505; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.legere-hotels-online.com (Reservation code: LHLEIP19) – Shuttle Service as per schedule
From the airport to the City Centre/Railway Central Station/EIPA Luxembourg
Bus line 16 (Eurobus), links Findel Airport to the city centre (Hamilius 1) and the station area (Gare centrale 12, leaves every 10 minutes and stops as well at bus stop “Fondation Pescatore”, which is at walking distance to our Institute’s premises.
From the airport to the City Centre/Railway Central Station/EIPA Luxembourg
From Kirchberg to EIPA Luxembourg
Take the tramway into direction Centre Stäreplaatz/Centre Etoile and get out at Limpertsberg/Faiencerie.
The tramway connects “Luxexpo” to the City centre” and serves 11 stations:
- Luxexpo (pole of exchange with the buses and the future P + R)
- Alphonse Weicker,
- Nationalbibliothéik / National Library / Bibliothèque nationale
- Universitéit / University / Université
- Europaparlament / European Parliament / Parlement européen,
- Philharmonie – Mudam,
- Rout Breck – Pafendall (interchange with buses and the new CFL Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg station),
- Limpertsberg, Theater (City Centre)
- Limpertsberg, Faiencerie (City Centre)
- Centre Stäreplaatz / Centre Etoile
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- First Academic year - first semester
- First Academic year - second semester
- Second Academic year - first semester
- Second Academic year - second semester
(September 2019 – January 2020)
Introduction to European geopolitics. Theories on the European integration process
Introduction to European legal affairs
(January 2020 – June 2020)
Internal Market and European economic law
The future of European integration
(September 2020 – January 2021)
European legal issues related to the Internal Market
Implementation of the European legal system
(January 2021 – June 2021)
The European Area of Justice, Freedom and Security
Europe as an international actor
Fundamental rights in Europe